Response to Grace Lavery
Hi, ‘Grace’! Just a response to your most recent Twitter post about me. I never called you a paedophile. I said “Grooming” in response to you complaining about how difficult it is to teach queer theory on Zoom because of parents listening in. Also: you abuse your girlfriend and post photos of the abuse online, so I don’t really place any value on what you think is and isn’t bigotry.
The fact that Laurie Penny listens to you before she listens to the voices of women like Helen Steel and Linda Bellos is comment enough on her brand of Vichy Feminism. But there is the wider issue of people like her who think they can say anything they like about ideological opponents. Penny’s two tweets and her Substack piece are now in the hands of my solicitors. A real apology will still be accepted at this point.
These people are lower than a snake's belly. Their personal and vitriolic attacks are a stark contrast to the measured, detailed, meticulous arguments of 'our side'. I'm so sorry that you're having to face the brunt of their bile but it's because you're such a threat to their house of cards. We know you to be a man of principle, integrity and immense courage whose support for women will never be forgotten. I'll gladly contribute to any legal funds and do whatever I can to help show these disgraceful bullies up for who they are. Take good care.
Consider doing a fundraiser for this case. A lot of people will want to show support.